marbles 22:40 01 Nov 2004

When i try to run msconfig i get the error message msconfig is not a win32 application it used to open but not any more, also my broadband connection is very slow, when i stay on the same site everything is fine, but when i go to another site it comes to a standstill. Is my modem faulty as when i try to disconect it crashes, when i reboot everything fine again for a while then back to square one any help welcomed.

  Diodorus Siculus 22:44 01 Nov 2004

What OS do you use?

Try the system file checker



sfc /scannow

Also check for spyware / virus presence etc: click here
SB click here
cws click here
click here
AdAware click here

  woodchip 22:50 01 Nov 2004

Yes as above, you deffinatly need to check for a Virus

  VoG II 22:50 01 Nov 2004

One possibility is click here

Or you could try a repair of IE click here

Or a repair of XP:

First you need to enter the BIOS. This normally means pressing a key, or combination of keys, immediately after switch-on. A message to this effect usually flashes up on the screen when you switch on, such as "To enter setup press Del". Other common BIOS codes are listed at click here.

When the BIOS screen appears you will see a set of menu options. Look for one labelled Boot or Startup and select the item Boot Order, or First Boot; this will be set to HD0, HD1 or the serial number of your hard disk drive.

Change the setting to read CD, CD-Rom or the serial number of your CD/DVD-Rom drive, Save the Change and Exit the BIOS. Open the CD-Rom drive, insert your XP disk and restart your computer.

You will now see a screen message saying "Press any key to boot from CD", press the spacebar and a message appears informing you that "Set-up is inspecting your hardware configuration". This will be replaced by a blue screen, press Enter and you should see a "Welcome to Setup" menu, press Esc to continue; important, do not press R for Repair as this will start the Recovery Console.

The Windows Licence Agreement will now be displayed. Press F8 to signify acceptance and the next screen will list your operating system (usually just Windows XP). Select it and proceed to the next screen, which will have the option To Repair the Selected Windows installation press R. Hit the R key and the installation begins.

Windows Set-up will now go through what looks like a normal installation routine so be ready to respond to the prompts. When Set-up has finished, after a couple of restarts you should see your original desktop with all your shortcuts applications and programs.

You will need to go to the Windows Update site to get all of the critical patches.

  marbles 23:07 01 Nov 2004

Hi all im running win xp pro and have just formated my drive, i have run all the programs you have suggested but they find nothing, anything else i can do ?

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